Piggyback Multi Focal/Toric Lens
Lens implant surgery replaces eye’s natural lens with an artificial lens. Some providers have trademarked the procedure, such as Clarivu™ by Optegra Ltd.
Treatment at a glance
10 mins per eye
Safe & Effective
All About Lens Implant Surgery
Lens implant surgery is a painless procedure that is very similar to regular cataract surgery. The difference lies in the revolutionary design of the intraocular lenses inserted.
The natural lens in the eye is removed and replaced with a lens implant. The lens implants used can be of a number of specialised varieties to enable high levels of spectacle independence for distance AND reading tasks.
Like laser eye surgery, lens replacement surgery can be used to treat a wide range of focusing errors including myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism.
In patients over 45 seeking glasses independence, this procedure is often chosen over laser vision correction because it offers the added advantages of being less susceptible to focus variations that occur from the ageing natural lens (which is removed and replaced in this procedure, unlike in laser eye surgery where the natural lens in not treated)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The surgeon performing your operation is a very important factor for success. Mr Toor has been performing cataract and lens surgery for over 10 years, and has a huge amount of experience, having performed many hundreds of cataract procedures over the years. He is often asked by colleagues to carry out surgery on their relatives.
Mr Toor uses only the latest technology and lens implants, and unlike other clinics, Mr Toor will see you personally at the consultation, and he will carry out and supervise every aspect of your care. Living locally means that Mr Toor can arrange to see you promptly if needed.
You do not need to wait for the lens to become ‘ripe’ and each patient is treated as an individual with a through assessment by the Warwick Eye Surgeons team. Early lens changes may not disturb vision, although this will change as the cataract progresses. Each person can have a different rate of progression which is very difficult to predict. Most people report symptoms including blurred vision, sensitivity to light and glare, increased nearsightedness or distorted images as the cataract progresses.
Nearly half the population of people in the UK aged 65 and 70% of those aged 75 and over have cataracts. The cause in most patients is advancing age, although they can also result from eye injuries, diabetes, medication (such as steroids), or genetic factors. Currently, there are no medications or treatments that will cause cataracts to get better. If cataracts don’t interfere with your life then we will help guide you to the best course of action, which may not mean surgery.
When cataracts interfere with your daily life, surgical treatment is often recommended. Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed operations within the NHS, and advances in technique make it very safe and effective.
You may feel a gentle pressure during the flap creation process which usually lasts about 30 seconds.
The vast majority of patients have no pain but some may feel a little grittiness in the eyes for a couple of days.
You will be given a set of eye drops to take at home that vastly reduce the risk of infection and inflammation. These generally last for the first 4 weeks but some patients may require lubrication drops for the first few months.
Cataract surgery risks include:
- Drooping eyelid.